Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rummaging and Thrifting

Yesterday seemed like the beginning of rummaging and thrifting season. Early in the day I picked up my dear little mother and we drove to a neighboring community to get my cousin, Mrs. C. Our first stop was at a big church rummage sale where I bought a few household odds and ends and some wonderful old linens. I couldn't resist this delicate piece of fabric with a sweet embroidered edge and beading for ribbon at the top.

I found two little blue heart buttons still on the card, a 'circle' of hand-crocheted trim. . .And a thin, old dresser scarf with beautiful crocheted edging on both ends.Not long after we left the rummage sale we drove by a flea market! I made a quick turn-around and pulled into the parking lot. There were a lot of things I easily could have brought home with me but I had to be strong and not buy it all. The moment I saw this cup and saucer I knew it was mine. The birds on the cup and on the saucer are similar to the Western Meadowlark, the State Bird of Oregon. And they are yellow!Just as I turned to walk toward the car I spied this cute little shoe. And I knew it 'had my name written all over it'! The yellow background with sweet blue and pink butterflies captured my heart. It had to come home with me. The price was right and soon it was safely tucked in my bag.Our day continued with stops at two nice thrift stores and lunch. I bought quite a few books, a nice wall clock, and a big basket. I'll read the books and then pass them on to my dear mother and my cousin. I have plans to use the basket in my Christmas decorations - and I'm certain I'll come up with other things between now and then. The clock will be on the wall near the hot tub so we can enjoy quick moments of relaxation in the water when we don't have the time to leisurely forget the rest of the world.

The weather was perfect! Blue skies and sun. We had a great time. The best part was just being together - the three of us, away from home and loving every second of our day. More than once one of us would say, 'Oh, this is just what I needed today!' As we travelled home we dreamed and planned up more things to do together. And things to include my sweetheart and Mrs. C's hubby. We planned thrifting and garaging and rummaging days for the three of us girls and excursions for all five of us. We have places to go and things to buy. We're going to be busy. If you come by before we leave, I'm sure there will be room in the car. We can squeeze you in. Think of the fun we could have!

9 comments:

  1. Rummage season already! Lucky you:>) Ours doesn't really begin til late April! You got some lovely things:>)

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  2. Sounds like a perfect day Adrienne.
    It's still a little early for sales here. Although we've had some beautiful days, lately.

    You found some wonderful things!!

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  3. The little cup and saucer are just precious! I hit a few yard sales today and found a couple of goodies. Such fun! :)

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  4. I positively love creme lace with white linens----beautiful.... Looks like a fun day.

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  5. Those are wonderful finds--love that crocheted edging!

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  6. It's not quite rummage sale here but your treasures are so pretty.

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  7. what beautiful little treasures you found..

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  8. You inspire me! I'm hoping to hit some garage sales this weekend. blessings, marlene

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  9. I love all of your thrifting goodies, Adrienne! Very nice finds.

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